Issues and Insights
This page provides links to recent articles, reports and announcements relating to transportation policy, legislation and research. The entries are drawn from a wide range of sources, including national newspapers, magazines and websites. If you come across interesting transportation reading that might deserve posting here, let us know at [email protected]
New Study Shows Streets Are Safer with Asphalt Art
Bloomberg, April 14, 2022 - Can art make streets safer? As part of our Asphalt Art Initiative, a new study found that city streets became considerably safer for pedestrians after incorporating art into roadway redesigns.
Transit Riders Skipping Mondays
Streetsblog, April 11, 2022 - The new commute normal includes far fewer transit rides on Mondays, reflecting new hybrid work schedules that gives workers the options of choosing days to come into the office.
Pandemic-fueled suburban growth doesn’t mean we should abandon climate resiliency
Brookings,April 12, 2022 - People choose where to live based on a few underlying factors: proximity to where
they work, preferred amenities like school quality or climate, and connections to social networks of family and friends. But the pandemic may have fundamentally changed some of these factors—loosening the need to live within daily commuting distance of workplaces and increasing preference for larger homes to accommodate telework. According to prevailing media
narratives, the pandemic has “supercharged” suburbanization rates and even hastened the death of U.S. cities.